Originally Posted by LostBiker
Wow! What a discussion! I'll put my 2 cents in by saying we had a PrecisionTemp ShowerMate M-550 EC (marine grade) installed in our 5th wheel trailer
2 years ago and its the best thing we could have done. My wife is a licensed electrician and followed all codes for the install and we had it inspected/tested by someone from the gas company. We told our insurance
rep all about it and that was that. We inspect it regularly and so far, zip problems.
I know its not a boat
, but we are seriously thinking of having one installed in our new boat
when we get it. It has no pilot light and a 20# tank of LP lasts for several months easily. Expensive? Oh yes. Worth it? To us, yes, as we travel a lot. Its the only LP gas appliance aside from the outside grill
. We chucked the gas stove
and we use induction and a microwave/convection oven
That PrecisionTemp unit has a sealed forced air burner, so is totally compliant. That is a serious piece of real marine hardware
costing $1400, a far cry from the cheap
Chinese toys with open burners some people are using.
If you want to heat water
, this is the way to do it